International Journal of Public Health (2018) 63:553–554 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-018-1112-8(0123456789().,-volV)(0123456789().,-volV) EDITORIAL Sustainable partnerships for NCD prevention: implications for public health 1 2 3 2 • • • Erica Di Ruggiero Zee Leung Modi Mwatsama Greg Hallen Received: 12 March 2018 / Accepted: 10 April 2018 / Published online: 15 May 2018 Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) 2018 While largely preventable, the global burden of non-com- industries that directly or indirectly proﬁt from the con- municable diseases (NCDs) remains overwhelming, calling sumption of products shown to contribute to NCDs (e.g. for collaboration across public and private sectors. Glob- tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy foods) (Kickbusch et al. 2016). ally, 70% of all deaths are attributable to non-communi- The constant push and pull for multi-stakeholder partner- cable diseases (NCDs). NCDs disproportionately affect ships that include the commercial sector raises a number of people in developing countries where three-quarters of challenges for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers these deaths occur (World Health Organization 2017a). whose mandate is to protect and promote population health, Concerted action is required to tackle the multiple risk despite potentially lucrative opportunities to expand pro- factors of NCDs particularly unhealthy diets and their grams. These challenges relate to issues of governance, social,
International Journal of Public Health – Springer Journals
Published: May 15, 2018
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